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16-3253 - Ballard v. James River Insurance Company

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16-3253 - Ballard v. James River Insurance Company
January 8, 2018
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REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION OF THE UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE. On September 29, 2017, the District Court referred this removed civil action to the United States Magistrate Judge for mediation. The undersigned set a settlement conference on November 20, 2017 at 9:00 A.M. At the settlement conference, the Defendant James River Insurance Company ("Defendant") and its counsel appeared in person, and Plaintiff Gregory Ballard, Jr. (Plaintiff) failed to appear or notify the Court he was unable to appear. Plaintiff has failed to respond to any orders given by this Court, including a show cause order. Moreover, Plaintiff failed to appear at a settlement conference. Accordingly, Plaintiff's Petition should be dismissed for want of prosecution. The Court recommends that the District Court dismiss Plaintiff's Petition without prejudice for want of prosecution pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 41(b). (see order) (Ordered by Magistrate Judge Paul D Stickney on 1/8/2018) (mcrd)
January 26, 2018
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ORDER accepting 24 Report and Recommendation. (Ordered by Chief Judge Barbara M.G. Lynn on 1/26/2018) (ran)